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Nicole Winfield

Nicole Winfield is an author at Religion News Service.

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Pope, patriarch and Canterbury abbot issue climate appeal

By Nicole Winfield — September 7, 2021
ROME (AP) — The world’s top Christian leaders — Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians — on Tuesday issued a joint appeal for delegates at the upcoming U.N. climate summit to “listen to the cry of the Earth” and make sacrifices to save the planet. In their first-ever […]

Pope reverses Benedict, reimposes restrictions on Latin Mass

By Nicole Winfield — July 16, 2021
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis cracked down Friday on the spread of the old Latin Mass, reversing one of Pope Benedict XVI’s signature decisions in a major challenge to traditionalist Catholics who immediately decried it as an attack on them and the ancient liturgy. Francis reimposed restrictions on celebrating the Latin Mass that Benedict relaxed […]

Pope Francis returns to Vatican 10 days after surgery

By Nicole Winfield, Domenico Stinellis, Gianfranco Stara — July 14, 2021
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis was discharged from a Rome hospital and returned home to the Vatican on Wednesday, 10 days after undergoing surgery.

Vatican: Pope to deliver Sunday blessing from Rome hospital

By Nicole Winfield — July 9, 2021
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is walking, working and has celebrated Mass at a Rome hospital where he also will deliver his weekly Sunday blessing.

Pope Francis eats breakfast, takes walk 2 days after surgery

By Nicole Winfield — July 6, 2021
(AP) — Francis, 84, underwent three hours of surgery Sunday for what the Vatican said was a narrowing of the large intestine. The Vatican said doctors removed the left side of his colon.

Vatican suppresses Italy group, determines revelations fake

By Nicole Winfield — July 5, 2021
(AP) — The dissolution of the Apostolic Movement, which has a presence in several European and African countries, is the latest move to crack down on local religious orders and Catholic movements.

“Dead end”: German cardinal offers to quit over church abuse

By Nicole Winfield, Kirsten Grieshaber — June 4, 2021
BERLIN (AP) — Cardinal Reinhard Marx, offered to resign as archbishop Friday over the Catholic Church's mishandling of clergy sexual abuse cases, declaring that the church had arrived at “a dead end."

Vatican issues a street art stamp, ends up getting sued

By Nicole Winfield — May 25, 2021
ROME (AP) — One night in early 2019, Rome street artist Alessia Babrow glued a stylized image of Christ she had made onto a bridge near the Vatican. A year later, she was shocked to learn that the Vatican had apparently used a reproduction of the image, which featured Babrow’s hallmark heart emblazoned across Christ’s […]

Cardinal Pell eyes a Vatican scandal he suspected long ago

By Nicole Winfield — May 24, 2021
(RNS) — Foiled in his own attempts to untangle the church's finances, the cardinal is watching how prosecutors move against Vatican and outside figures who are suspected of corruption.
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